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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 669778

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NJ72NE 14.00 76668 28671 and 76681 28672 (detached block to NE)

NJ72NE 14.01 76592 28678 Garden House

NJ72NE 14.02 76987 28520 Gates, Gate Piers and Flanking Wall

NJ72NE 14.03 76661 28644 Symbol Stone

(NJ 7665 2865) Mounie Castle (NR) AD 1641.

OS 6" map, (1959)

Mounie Castle, a small fortalice of the Setons, dated 1641 (SDD 1960), restored in 1898 (Allen and Anderson 1903). The building conforms to the T-plan with a long main block of three storeys running N to S, and a circular stair tower projecting westwards midway along the W front. The walling is plain and roughcast and the gables crowstepped. A modern wing has been attached to the SW (Tranter 1962-70).

A rectangular dovecot dated 1694 at Mounie was restored by Sir Robert Lorimer as a garden house in 1898 (SDD 1960).

N Tranter 1962-70; SDD 1960; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

Mounie Castle, a good example of a laird's house. The circular stair tower projects eastwards from the middle of the east front, and the modern wing, said to be attached to the SW is actually a separate building extending from the NE. The garden house, previously a dovecot, is at NJ 7658 2866. No dovecot features survive.

Visited by OS (RL) 17 February 1969.

Mounie Castle is still in use as a private residence; it was not recorded as part of the RCAHMS Strath Don survey.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 19 April 1999.

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